Rainier Custom Homes: Seattle

This 90-year-old classic craftsman in a Seattle neighborhood had endured three iterations of kitchens before RCH partnered with the current, long-time owners, for what is likely the fourth kitchen remodel.

Flanking both sides of the sink wall are open shelving braced with antique brackets. The shelves host baking, beverage, and serving collections. New cabinet storage includes zones for mobile devices, slim-line mail, key and medicine cubbies, a breakfast station, microwave, and pantry. New, white appliances were specifically chosen to convey and match older eras. A new configuration of appliances within this u-shape kitchen surrounds a butcher block island, topped with dark-stained and roughly hewn timber. The microwave peninsula now flows into a built-in dining banquet. Across from the dining space, a run of matching custom cabinetry serves as a buffet and china storage.

Meet the Builder

Jason C.P. Jarman, President, Owner 

Jason grew up in the Seattle area, working construction alongside his father, Jason G. Jarman. He comes from a long line of contractors and craftsman. 

Jason has a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in construction management from the University of Washington. He worked as a carpenter early in his career and then as a purchasing agent for local home builder Murray Franklyn. He later managed the company’s customer service department. Jason left Murray Franklyn to assist in the start-up and operation of a new and exciting local builder, The Dwelling Company. Jason ran multi-million-dollar projects as a project manager and partner. His expertise in design, customer care, and cost/budget control, as well as his long-term relationship with many of the best local subcontractors helped him be an integral part of The Dwelling Company’s success. In 2004, Jason started Sunstone Homes and merged with Rainier Custom Homes in 2006.